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Old 02-21-2007, 05:59 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jester4176
So if liquid getting into the actual probe is causing the false readings....then what about sealing the end of the probe with silicone? Seems to me that if you smear silicone around the area where the probe meets the wire, then liquid wouldn't get in there. I'll try on the new one I bough last night and see.
They make subersible probe thermometers...that's probably a better solution.

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Old 02-21-2007, 03:37 PM   #12
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My solution is to run the whole thing through some silicone air tubing from the pet shop. You leave the last few inches of the probe sticking out for an accurate reading, but the part that bends and the whole braid/wire part can be inside the silicone tubing. You just need a way to clamp it to the probe to seal it. Maybe some 100% silicone caulk would "glue" it. You can also use a piece of stainless lock wire as a twisty tie style clamp.

Silicone tubing is high temp rated. I wouldn't hesitate to dangle it into a boiling kettle.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:54 PM   #13
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I bought one of these at Target on Sunday. Worked great on Sunday but while measuring the mash temp yesterday it went from 149 to 213 and now it says it's 156 degrees outside on my deck. It has about a 2 inch long silicone-looking cover over the end of the metal cord that plugs into the "wand" at the end. I'm going to return it rather than try the oven thing, I can't trust it anymore.
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